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Parks

The seventh release from independent publishing imprint, Standards Manual, Parks is a collection of over 300 maps, brochures, and printed ephemera from the United States National Park Service.

The materials come from photographer, Brian Kelley, who has been a long-time collaborator of the imprint, publishing Objects together in 2017.

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Brian Kelley

Part of an ongoing project, Kelley collects oft-overlooked objects within the Park Service. The book showcases nearly a century of art, cartography, and printed materials in a compelling visual history of America’s national parks and evolving graphic design styles culminating in Massimo Vignelli’s iconic design system, the Unigrid.

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The book is sequenced chronologically, beginning in 1916 and culminating in 2002.

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Each specimen is listed chronologically and organized in the book’s index, allowing for a snapshot of the collection.

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